Christmas at The Bowes Museum



A varied programme of scintillating Christmas activities celebrates the festive season at The Bowes Museum. Ranging from a popular annual market, to Santa’s enchanted wonderland grotto, the events promise something magical for all the family.  

Christmas Market


The Bowes Museum Christmas Market

14, 15 & 16 December, £5.00 Adult, £2.50 Children

The Bowes Museum’s popular annual Christmas Market is not to be missed. Come and enjoy a unique shopping experience in a fun festive atmosphere. With lots of hand-picked stallholders offering delicious food and unique crafts, carol singing and free fairground rides, this is the feel good event of the season.

Santa’s Enchanted Wonderland Grotto


1 - 21 December (exc 14 - 16), £10.00 Child, Inc entry to Grotto for accompanying adult

14 - 16 December, £10.00 Child, £5.00 Adult, Inc entry to Christmas Market & Museum

Santa is coming to the Museum again this December, so come and join us for a magical family experience. First, visit Santa’s workshop where his friendly elves will help you make some Christmas crafts. Then, meet Santa all cosy in his sitting room, where he will complete the magic with an early Christmas present. 

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Saturday 1 December

10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30

Sunday 2 December

10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30

Monday 3 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Tuesday 4 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Wednesday 5 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Thursday 6 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Friday 7 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Saturday 8 December

10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30

Sunday 9 December

10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30

Monday 10 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Tuesday 11 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Wednesday 12 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Thursday 13 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Friday 14 December

12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30 2.00 2.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00

Saturday 15 December

10.00 4.00 4.30

Sunday 16 December

10.00 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30

Monday 17 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Tuesday 18 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Wednesday 19 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Thursday 20 December

3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Friday 21 December

3.30 4.00 4.30